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2017 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/11/2017 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a low-growing, perennial pasture legume with white flowers. It differs from red clover in that the stems (stolons) grow along the surface of the soil and can form adventitious roots that may lead to the development of new plants. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. | PR-734
400 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,182 words | 1 download | PDF: 450 kb


2017 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/11/2017 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season. | PR-733
350 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,924 words | 1 download | PDF: 413 kb


2017 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
12/6/2017 (new)

This report provides current yield data on annual and perennial ryegrass varieties in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting varieties. Tables 14, 15, and 16 show summaries of all annual and perennial ryegrass and festulolium varieties tested in Kentucky for the last 17 years. The UK Forage Extension website at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage contains electronic versions of all forage variety test-ing reports from Kentucky and surrounding states and a large number of other forage publications. | PR-732
400 printed copies | 16 pages | 1,898 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 1,350 kb


2017 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/1/2017 (new)

This report provides maturity and yield data on timothy and Kentucky bluegrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky. Tables 10 and 11 show summaries of all timothy and Kentucky bluegrass varieties tested in Kentucky for the last 15 years. The UK Forage Extension website, at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage, contains forage variety testing reports from Kentucky and surrounding states and a large number of other forage publications. | PR-731
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,230 words | 1 download | PDF: 542 kb


2017 Tall Fescue and Bromegrass Report
12/1/2017 (new)

This report provides current yield data on tall fescue varieties and similar grass species in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting tall fescue varieties. Tables 15 and 16 show a summary of all tall fescue and bromegrass varieties tested in Kentucky for the past 17 years. The UK Forage Extension Web site at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage contains electronic versions of all forage variety testing reports from Kentucky and surrounding states and a large number of other forage publications. | PR-730
600 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,844 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 1,396 kb


2017 Orchardgrass Report
12/1/2017 (new)

This report provides current yield data on orchardgrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting orchardgrass varieties. Table 11 shows a summary of all orchardgrass varieties tested in Kentucky for the last 15 years. The UK For-age Extension website, at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage, contains electronic versions of all forage variety testing reports from Kentucky and surrounding states and from a large number of other forage publications. | PR-729
600 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,260 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 833 kb


2017 Alfalfa Report
11/29/2017 (new)

This report provides yield data on alfalfa varieties included in current yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting alfalfa varieties. Tables 14 and 15 (Roundup Ready varieties) shows a summary of all alfalfa varieties tested in Kentucky during the past 16 years. The UK Forage Extension website, at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage, contains electronic versions of all forage variety testing reports from Kentucky and surrounding states as well as a large number of other forage publications. | PR-727
400 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,822 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 1,530 kb


2017 Red and White Clover Report
11/27/2017 (new)

This report provides current yield and persistence data on red and white clover varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting clover varieties. Tables 13 and 14 show a summary of all clover varieties tested in Kentucky for the past 15 years. The UK Forage Extension website at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage contains electronic versions of all forage variety testing reports from Kentucky and surrounding states and a large number of other forage publications. | PR-728
600 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,739 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 757 kb


2017 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
6/28/2017 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat, barley, triticale and cereal rye that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. Annual evaluation of small grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-724
1,500 printed copies | 24 pages | 3,360 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 2,360 kb


2016 Red and White Clover Report
12/13/2016 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties generally are productive for 2.5 to 3 years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures and hay fields. This report provides current yield data on red and white clover varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting clover varieties. | PR-710
600 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,998 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,018 kb


2016 Alfalfa Report
12/13/2016 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highestyielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It is an important part of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. This report provides yield data on alfalfa varieties included in current yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting alfalfa varieties. | PR-709
400 printed copies | 12 pages | 3,694 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 1,745 kb


2016 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/12/2016 (new)

Forage crops occupy approximately 7 million acres in Kentucky. Forages provide a majority of the nutrition for beef, dairy, horse, goat, sheep, and wildlife in the state. In addition, forage crops play an environmentally friendly role in soil conservation, water quality, and air quality. There are over 60 forage species adapted to the climate and soil conditions of Kentucky. Only 10 to 12 of these species occupy the majority of the acreage, but within these species there is a tremendous variation in varieties. This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 12 to 15 years. | PR-720
1,500 printed copies | 20 pages | 6,797 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 2,605 kb


2016 Annual Grass Report: Warm Season and Cool Season (Cereals)
12/6/2016 (new)

The major factor in selecting a variety of summer annual grass is yield, both total and seasonal. Growth after first cutting is strongly dependent on available moisture and nitrogen fertilization. Summer annual grasses generally have different characteristics and uses. The major factors in selecting cool season cereal grass varieties are yield, winter survival and regrowth. | PR-719
400 printed copies | 16 pages | 5,829 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 1,620 kb


2016 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
12/5/2016 (new)

Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) are high-quality, productive, cool-season grasses used in Kentucky. Both have exceptionally high seedling vigor and are highly palatable to livestock. In Kentucky, winter survival can be an issue for many annual ryegrass varieties, so before planting, review winter survival results in this publication. The severe winter of 2013-2014 showed those varieties that are not adapted to Kentucky. Festuloliums are hybrids between various fescues and ryegrasses with higher quality than tall fescue and improved stand survival over perennial ryegrass. Their use in Kentucky is still limited since they do not survive as long as tall fescue but some of the newer varieties are more adapted to Kentucky environmental conditions. This report provides current yield data on annual and perennial ryegrass varieties in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting varieties, as well as summaries of all annual and perennial ryegrass and festulolium varieties tested in Kentucky for the last 15 years. | PR-714
400 printed copies | 16 pages | 4,670 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 1,814 kb


2016 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/5/2016 (new)

Timothy (Phleum pratense) is the fourth most widely sown cool-season perennial grass used in Kentucky for forage--after tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. It is a late-maturing bunchgrass that is primarily harvested as hay, particularly for horses. It also can be used for grazing or wildlife habitat. Management is similar to that for other cool-season grasses. Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is a high-quality, highly palatable, long-lived pasture plant with limited use for hay. It tolerates close, frequent grazing better than most grasses. It has low yields and low summer production and becomes dormant and brown during hot, dry summers. Kentucky bluegrass is slow to establish. This report provides maturity and yield data on timothy and Kentucky bluegrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky. | PR-713
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,550 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 594 kb


2016 Tall Fescue and Bromegrass Report
11/30/2016 (new)

Tall fescue is a productive, well-adapted, persistent, soil-conserving, cool-season grass grown on approximately 5.5 million acres in Kentucky. This grass, used for both hay and pasture, is the forage base of most of Kentucky's livestock enterprises, particularly beef cattle. All bromegrasses have several advantages over tall fescue, including retaining quality as they mature and better growth during dry weather, but they are generally less well adapted in Kentucky. This report provides current yield data on tall fescue varieties and similar grass species in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting tall fescue varieties, including summaries of all tall fescue and bromegrass varieties tested in Kentucky for the past 15 years. | PR-712
600 printed copies | 10 pages | 3,890 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 1,134 kb


2016 Orchardgrass Report
11/30/2016 (new)

Orchardgrass (Dactylus glomerata) is a high-quality, productive, cool-season grass that is welladapted to Kentucky conditions. This grass is used for pasture, hay, green chop, and silage, but it requires better management than tall fescue for greater yields, higher quality, and longer stand life. It produces an open, bunch-type sod, making it compatible with alfalfa or red clover as a pasture and hay crop or as habitat for wildlife. This report provides current yield data on orchardgrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting orchardgrass varieties. | PR-711
600 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,383 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 754 kb


2016 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/18/2016 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-718
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,440 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 842 kb


2016 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
11/18/2016 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and the brome grasses can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival. | PR-717
500 printed copies | 12 pages | 4,070 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,242 kb


2016 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/17/2016 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a low-growing, perennial pasture legume with white flowers. It differs from red clover in that the stems (stolons) grow along the surface of the soil and can form adventitious roots that may lead to the development of new plants. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. | PR-716
400 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,148 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 440 kb


2016 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/17/2016 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season. | PR-715
350 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,903 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 397 kb


2016 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/1/2016 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat, barley, triticale and cereal rye that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. Annual evaluation of small grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-707
1,700 printed copies | 24 pages | 3,348 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 2,239 kb


2015 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/15/2015 (new)

Forage crops occupy approximately 7 million acres in Kentucky. Forages provide a majority of the nutrition for beef, dairy, horse, goat, sheep, and wildlife in the state. In addition, forage crops play an environmentally friendly role in soil conservation, water quality, and air quality. There are over 60 forage species adapted to the climate and soil conditions of Kentucky. Only 10 to 12 of these species occupy the majority of the acreage, but within these species there is a tremendous variation in varieties. This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 12 to 15 years. | PR-705
1,500 printed copies | 20 pages | 6,110 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 2,500 kb


2015 Annual Grass Report: Warm Season and Cool Season (Cereals)
12/15/2015 (new)

The major factor in selecting a variety of summer annual grass is yield, both total and seasonal. Growth after first cutting is strongly dependent on available moisture and nitrogen fertilization. Summer annual grasses generally have different characteristics and uses. The major factors in selecting cool season cereal grass varieties are yield, winter survival and regrowth. | PR-704
300 printed copies | 16 pages | 5,260 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb


2015 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2015 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and the brome grasses can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival. | PR-702
400 printed copies | 12 pages | 3,982 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb


2015 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2015 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a low-growing, perennial pasture legume with white flowers. It differs from red clover in that the stems (stolons) grow along the surface of the soil and can form adventitious roots that may lead to the development of new plants. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. | PR-701
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,238 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 530 kb


2015 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2015 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season. | PR-700
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,982 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 525 kb


2015 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/10/2015 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-703
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,430 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 875 kb


2015 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/10/2015 (new)

Timothy (Phleum pratense) is the fourth most widely sown cool-season perennial grass used in Kentucky for forage--after tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. It is a late-maturing bunchgrass that is primarily harvested as hay, particularly for horses. It also can be used for grazing or wildlife habitat. Management is similar to that for other cool-season grasses. Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is a high-quality, highly palatable, long-lived pasture plant with limited use for hay. It tolerates close, frequent grazing better than most grasses. It has low yields and low summer production and becomes dormant and brown during hot, dry summers. Kentucky bluegrass is slow to establish. This report provides maturity and yield data on timothy and Kentucky bluegrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky. | PR-698
400 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,593 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 700 kb


2015 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
12/8/2015 (new)

Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) are high-quality, productive, cool-season grasses used in Kentucky. Both have exceptionally high seedling vigor and are highly palatable to livestock. In Kentucky, winter survival can be an issue for many annual ryegrass varieties, so before planting, review winter survival results in this publication. The severe winter of 2013-2014 showed those varieties that are not adapted to Kentucky. Festuloliums are hybrids between various fescues and ryegrasses with higher quality than tall fescue and improved stand survival over perennial ryegrass. Their use in Kentucky is still limited since they do not survive as long as tall fescue but some of the newer varieties are more adapted to Kentucky environmental conditions. This report provides current yield data on annual and perennial ryegrass varieties in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting varieties, as well as summaries of all annual and perennial ryegrass and festulolium varieties tested in Kentucky for the last 15 years. | PR-699
400 printed copies | 16 pages | 4,501 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,880 kb


2015 Tall Fescue and Bromegrass Report
12/8/2015 (new)

Tall fescue is a productive, well-adapted, persistent, soil-conserving, cool-season grass grown on approximately 5.5 million acres in Kentucky. This grass, used for both hay and pasture, is the forage base of most of Kentucky's livestock enterprises, particularly beef cattle. All bromegrasses have several advantages over tall fescue, including retaining quality as they mature and better growth during dry weather, but they are generally less well adapted in Kentucky. This report provides current yield data on tall fescue varieties and similar grass species in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting tall fescue varieties, including summaries of all tall fescue and bromegrass varieties tested in Kentucky for the past 15 years. | PR-697
600 printed copies | 10 pages | 3,847 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 1,240 kb


2015 Orchardgrass Report
11/23/2015 (new)

Orchardgrass (Dactylus glomerata) is a high-quality, productive, cool-season grass that is welladapted to Kentucky conditions. This grass is used for pasture, hay, green chop, and silage, but it requires better management than tall fescue for greater yields, higher quality, and longer stand life. It produces an open, bunch-type sod, making it compatible with alfalfa or red clover as a pasture and hay crop or as habitat for wildlife. This report provides current yield data on orchardgrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting orchardgrass varieties. | PR-696
600 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,380 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 850 kb


2015 Red and White Clover Report
11/23/2015 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties generally are productive for 2.5 to 3 years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures and hay fields. This report provides current yield data on red and white clover varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting clover varieties. | PR-695
500 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,805 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 875 kb


2015 Alfalfa Report
11/23/2015 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highestyielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It is an important part of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. This report provides yield data on alfalfa varieties included in current yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting alfalfa varieties. | PR-694
400 printed copies | 10 pages | 3,151 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb


2015 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/6/2015 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small-grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat, and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. New varieties are continually being developed by agricultural experiment stations and commercial firms. Annual evaluation of small-grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-690
1,900 printed copies | 24 pages | 3,739 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 2,350 kb


2014 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/10/2014 (new)

Forage crops occupy approximately 7 million acres in Kentucky. Forages provide a majority of the nutrition for beef, dairy, horse, goat, sheep, and wildlife in the state. In addition, forage crops play an environmentally friendly role in soil conservation, water quality, and air quality. There are over 60 forage species adapted to the climate and soil conditions of Kentucky. Only 10 to 12 of these species occupy the majority of the acreage, but within these species there is a tremendous variation in varieties. This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 10 to 12 years. | PR-687
1,800 printed copies | 20 pages | 2,034 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 2,400 kb


2014 Summer Annual Grass Report
12/10/2014 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2011-2014 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-686
400 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,176 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 1,150 kb


2014 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2014 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-685
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,976 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 810 kb


2014 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2014 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival. | PR-684
500 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,472 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb


2014 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/2/2014 (new)

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of red and white clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. | PR-683
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,347 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 660 kb


2014 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/2/2014 (new)

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. | PR-682
400 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,278 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 550 kb


2014 Alfalfa Report
11/25/2014 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It is an important part of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. This report provides yield data on alfalfa varieties included in current yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting alfalfa varieties. | PR-676
500 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,769 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 1,780 kb


2014 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
11/24/2014 (new)

This report provides current yield data on annual and perennial ryegrass varieties in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting varieties. | PR-681
400 printed copies | 13 pages | 1,866 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 1,897 kb


2014 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
11/24/2014 (new)

This report provides maturity and yield data on timothy and Kentucky bluegrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky. | PR-680
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,232 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 676 kb


2014 Tall Fescue and Bromegrass Report
11/24/2014 (new)

This report provides current yield data on tall fescue varieties and similar grass species in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting tall fescue varieties. | PR-679
700 printed copies | 10 pages | 1,846 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,114 kb


2014 Orchardgrass Report
11/24/2014 (new)

This report provides current yield data on orchardgrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting orchardgrass varieties. | PR-678
700 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,258 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 855 kb


2014 Red and White Clover Report
11/24/2014 (new)

This report provides current yield data on red and white clover varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting clover varieties. | PR-677
700 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,717 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb


2014 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/11/2014 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small-grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat, and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. New varieties are continually being developed by agricultural experiment stations and commercial firms. Annual evaluation of small-grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-674
2,000 printed copies | 24 pages | 1,280 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 2,700 kb


2013 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/4/2013 (new)

Forage crops occupy approximately 7 million acres in Kentucky. Forages provide a majority of the nutrition for beef, dairy, horse, goat, sheep, and wildlife in the state. In addition, forage crops play an environmentally friendly role in soil conservation, water quality, and air quality. There are over 60 forage species adapted to the climate and soil conditions of Kentucky. Only 10 to 12 of these species occupy the majority of the acreage, but within these species there is a tremendous variation in varieties. This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 10 to 12 years. | PR-671
1,800 printed copies | 20 pages | 2,007 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 2,360 kb


2013 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2013 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-669
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,966 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 940 kb


2013 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2013 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival. | PR-668
600 printed copies | 10 pages | 1,468 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,150 kb


2013 Summer Annual Grass Report
11/25/2013 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2009-2013 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-670
400 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,169 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 1,250 kb


2013 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/25/2013 (new)

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of red and white clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. | PR-667
500 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,346 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 700 kb


2013 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/22/2013 (new)

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season. | PR-666
450 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,227 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 680 kb


2013 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
11/19/2013 (new)

This report provides current yield data on annual and perennial ryegrass varieties in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting varieties. | PR-665
450 printed copies | 16 pages | 1,832 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 1,750 kb


2013 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
11/19/2013 (new)

This report provides maturity and yield data on timothy and Kentucky bluegrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky. | PR-664
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,228 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 700 kb


2013 Tall Fescue and Bromegrass Report
11/18/2013 (new)

This report provides current yield data on tall fescue varieties and similar grass species in trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting tall fescue varieties. | PR-663
800 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,837 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 1,600 kb


2013 Orchardgrass Report
11/18/2013 (new)

This report provides current yield data on orchardgrass varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting orchardgrass varieties. | PR-662
800 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,252 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb


2013 Red and White Clover Report
11/18/2013 (new)

This report provides current yield data on red and white clover varieties included in yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting clover varieties. | PR-661
800 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,727 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 960 kb


2013 Alfalfa Report
11/15/2013 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It is an important part of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. This report provides yield data on alfalfa varieties included in current yield trials in Kentucky as well as guidelines for selecting alfalfa varieties. | PR-660
600 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,781 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 1,950 kb


2013 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/12/2013 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small-grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat, and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. New varieties are continually being developed by agricultural experiment stations and commercial firms. Annual evaluation of small-grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-658
2,100 printed copies | 24 pages | 1,904 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 2,400 kb


2012 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/14/2012 (new)

Forage crops occupy approximately 7 million acres in Kentucky. Forages provide a majority of the nutrition for beef, dairy, horse, goat, sheep, and wildlife in the state. In addition, forage crops play an environmentally friendly role in soil conservation, water quality, and air quality. There are over 60 forage species adapted to the climate and soil conditions of Kentucky. Only 10 to 12 of these species occupy the majority of the acreage, but within these species there is a tremendous variation in varieties. This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 10 to 12 years. | PR-654
1,500 printed copies | 24 pages | 2,004 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 2,400 kb


2012 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2012 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. | PR-652
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,966 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 900 kb


2012 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2012 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival. | PR-651
600 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,467 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 475 kb


2012 Summer Annual Grass Report
12/5/2012 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2007-2012 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-653
400 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,219 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,250 kb


2012 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/5/2012 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two and a half to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield, and animal acceptance. | PR-650
500 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,346 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 650 kb


2012 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/5/2012 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. | PR-649
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,227 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 670 kb


2012 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/3/2012 (new)

Timothy (Phleum pratense) is the fourth most widely sown cool-season perennial grass used in Kentucky for forage---after tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. It is a late-maturing bunchgrass that is primarily harvested as hay, particularly for horses. It also can be used for grazing or wildlife habitat. | PR-647
400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,228 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 460 kb


2012 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
11/28/2012 (new)

Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) are high-quality, productive cool-season grasses used in Kentucky. Both have exceptionally high seedling vigor and are highly palatable to livestock. | PR-648
400 printed copies | 14 pages | 1,853 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 1,600 kb


2012 Tall Fescue and Bromegrass Report
11/28/2012 (new)

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a productive, well-adapted, persistent, soil-conserving, cool-season grass grown on approximately 5.5 million acres in Kentucky. This grass, used for both hay and pasture, is the forage base of most of Kentucky's livestock enterprises, particularly beef cattle. | PR-646
800 printed copies | 10 pages | 1,834 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb


2012 Orchardgrass Report
11/26/2012 (new)

Orchardgrass (Dactylus glomerata) is a high-quality, productive, cool-season grass that is well-adapted to Kentucky conditions. This grass is used for pasture, hay, green chop, and silage, but it requires better management than tall fescue for greater yields, higher quality, and longer stand life. It produces an open, bunch-type sod, making it compatible with alfalfa or red clover as a pasture and hay crop or as habitat for wildlife. | PR-645
700 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,244 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 890 kb


2012 Red and White Clover Report
11/26/2012 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties generally are productive for 2.5 to 3 years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, yield, and animal acceptance. | PR-644
800 printed copies | 10 pages | 1,750 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,260 kb


2012 Alfalfa Report
11/26/2012 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. | PR-643
600 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,775 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 2,000 kb


2012 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
6/27/2012 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small-grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat, and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. New varieties continually are being developed by agricultural experiment stations and commercial firms. Annual evaluation of small-grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-640
2,100 printed copies | 24 pages | 1,843 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 973 kb


2011 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/23/2011 (new)

This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 10 to 12 years. | PR-638
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 1,897 words | - | PDF: 472 kb


2011 Summer Annual Grass Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2007-2011 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-637
700 printed copies | 9 pages | 1,213 words | 1 download | PDF: 376 kb


2011 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses | PR-636
600 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,667 words | 1 download | PDF: 410 kb


2011 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. | PR-635
800 printed copies | 10 pages | 1,297 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 387 kb


2011 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. | PR-634
750 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,116 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 322 kb


2011 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. | PR-633
750 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,058 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 402 kb


2011 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) are high-quality, productive cool-season grasses used in Kentucky. Both have exceptionally high seedling vigor and are highly palatable to livestock. | PR-632
500 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,846 words | - | PDF: 370 kb


2011 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Timothy (Phleum pratense) is the fourth most widely sown cool-season perennial grass used in Kentucky for forage after tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. It is a late-maturing bunchgrass that is primarily harvested as hay, particularly for horses. It can be used for grazing or wildlife habitat. | PR-631
750 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,219 words | - | PDF: 316 kb


2011 Tall Fescue and Brome Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a productive, well-adapted, persistent, soil-conserving, cool-season grass that is grown on approximately 5.5 million acres in Kentucky. This grass, used for both hay and pasture, is the forage base of most of Kentucky's livestock enterprises, particularly beef cattle. | PR-630
1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,812 words | - | PDF: 355 kb


2011 Orchardgrass Report
12/19/2011 (new)

Orchardgrass (Dactylus glomerata) is a high-quality, productive, cool-season grass that is well adapted to Kentucky conditions. This grass is used for pasture, hay, green chop, and silage, but it requires better management than tall fescue for greater yields, higher quality, and longer stand life. It produces an open, bunchtype sod, making it very compatible with alfalfa or red clover as a pasture and hay crop or as habitat for wildlife. | PR-629
1,100 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,222 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 310 kb


2011 Red and White Clover Report
12/19/2011 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two-and-a-half to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield, and animal acceptance. | PR-628
1,100 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,723 words | - | PDF: 313 kb


2011 Alfalfa Report
12/19/2011 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. | PR-627
1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,763 words | 1 download | PDF: 322 kb


2011 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/7/2011 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat, oat and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. New varieties are continually being developed by agricultural experiment stations and commercial firms. Annual evaluation of small grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-623
3,000 printed copies | 24 pages | 3,251 words | 1 download | PDF: 350 kb


2010 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
1/5/2011 (new)

This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 10 to 12 years. | PR-620
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 4,688 words | - | PDF: 425 kb


2010 Summer Annual Grass Report
1/3/2011 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2007-2010 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-619
700 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,490 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 300 kb


2010 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
1/3/2011 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. | PR-618
600 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,519 words | 1 download | PDF: 365 kb


2010 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
1/3/2011 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. | PR-617
800 printed copies | 12 pages | 3,167 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 320 kb


2010 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2010 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two and a half to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield and animal acceptance. | PR-616
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 260 kb


2010 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2010 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. | PR-615
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 260 kb


2010 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/15/2010 (new)

Timothy (Phleum pratense) is the fourth most widely sown cool-season perennial grass used in Kentucky for forage after tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. It is a late-maturing bunchgrass that is primarily harvested as hay, particularly for horses. It can be used for grazing or wildlife habitat. | PR-614
750 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 290 kb


2010 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
12/6/2010 (new)

Annual ryegrasses are increasing in use across Kentucky as more winter-hardy varieties are released and promoted. Annual ryegrass is productive for three to four months and is used primarily for late fall and early-to-late spring pasture. | PR-613
500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 300 kb


2010 Tall Fescue and Brome Report
12/6/2010 (new)

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is a productive, well-adapted, persistent, soil-conserving, cool-season grass that is grown on approximately 5.5 million acres in Kentucky. This grass, used for both hay and pasture, is the forage base of most of Kentucky's livestock enterprises, particularly beef cattle. | PR-612
1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 300 kb


2010 Orchardgrass Report
12/6/2010 (new)

Orchardgrass (Dactylus glomerata) is a high-quality, productive, cool-season grass that is well adapted to Kentucky conditions. This grass is used for pasture, hay, green chop, and silage, but it requires better management than tall fescue for greater yields, higher quality, and longer stand life. It produces an open, bunchtype sod, making it very compatible with alfalfa or red clover as a pasture and hay crop or as habitat for wildlife. | PR-611
1,100 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 260 kb


2010 Red and White Clover Report
12/6/2010 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two-and-a-half to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield, and animal acceptance. | PR-610
1,100 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 260 kb


2010 Alfalfa Report
12/6/2010 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. | PR-609
1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 300 kb


2010 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/16/2010 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. Annual evaluation of small grain varieties and selections provides farmers, seed producers, and other agricultural workers with current information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements. | PR-604
3,500 printed copies | 16 pages | - | - | PDF: 339 kb


2009 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/22/2009 (new)

This publication was developed to provide a user-friendly guide to choosing the best variety for producers based on a summary of forage yield and grazing tolerance trials conducted in Kentucky over the past 10 to 12 years. Detailed variety reports and forage management publications are available from your local county agent or by visiting the University of Kentucky forage website at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage and clicking on the Forage Variety Trial link. | PR-600
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | - | PDF: 359 kb


2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report: Tolerance to Horses
12/21/2009 (new)

The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-598
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 313 kb


2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/21/2009 (new)

The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival. | PR-597
1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 294 kb


2009 Summer Annual Grass Report
12/15/2009 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2007-2009 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-601
700 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 230 kb


2009 Native Warm Season Perennial Grasses Report
12/15/2009 (new)

Kentucky's pasture and hay acres are largely seeded in cool-season species. This practice results in a natural decline in midsummer production and often limits livestock production. High-yielding, native warm-season perennial grasses are viable options for Kentucky livestock enterprises and the emerging biomass market and provide an additional benefit of wildlife habitat. | PR-599
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 227 kb


2009 Tall Fescue and Brome Report
12/15/2009 (new)

This report provides current yield data on tall fescue varieties and similar grass species in trials in Kentucky, as well as guidelines for selecting tall fescue varieties. | PR-592
1,250 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 283 kb


2009 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass and Festulolium Report
12/10/2009 (new)

Annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) are high-quality, productive cool-season grasses used in Kentucky. Both have exceptionally high seedling vigor and are highly palatable to livestock. | PR-594
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 269 kb


2009 Orchardgrass Report
12/10/2009 (new)

Orchardgrass (Dactylus glomerata) is a high-quality, productive, cool-season grass that is well adapted to Kentucky conditions. This grass is used for pasture, hay, green chop, and silage, but it requires better management than tall fescue for greater yields, higher quality, and longer stand life. | PR-591
1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 244 kb


2009 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/24/2009 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense) and white clover (Trifolium repens) are both high-quality forage legumes that are used primarily in mixed stands with tall fescue or orchardgrass for improving yield and quality of pastures. | PR-596
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 214 kb


2009 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/24/2009 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. | PR-595
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 216 kb


2009 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
11/24/2009 (new)

Timothy (Phleum pratense) is the fourth most widely sown cool-season perennial grass used in Kentucky for forage after tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. It is a late-maturing bunchgrass that is primarily harvested as hay, particularly for horses. It can be used for grazing or wildlife habitat. | PR-593
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 230 kb


2009 Red and White Clover Report
11/24/2009 (new)

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield, and animal acceptance. | PR-590
1,250 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 271 kb


2009 Alfalfa Report
11/24/2009 (new)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has historically been the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Choosing a good variety is a key step in establishing a stand of alfalfa. The choice of variety can impact yield, thickness of stand, and persistence. | PR-589
1,500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 309 kb


2009 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/10/2009 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky small grain variety performance test is to evaluate varieties of wheat and barley that are commercially available or may soon be available to Kentucky farmers. New varieties are continually being developed by agricultural experiment stations and commercial firms. | PR-586
4,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | - | PDF: 580 kb


2008 Summer Annual Grass Report
4/22/2009 (new)

Summer annual grasses provide an important forage crop option for producers in Kentucky. These grasses are mainly used as emergency or supplemental hay and pasture crops, but little information is available on their yield potential. The purpose of this publication is to summarize the University of Kentucky 2008 forage yield trials with sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, millets, and teff. | PR-585
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 129 kb


2008 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-584
3,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 285 kb


2008 Native Warm-Season Perennial Grasses Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-583
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 197 kb


2008 Cool Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-582
1,200 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 320 kb


2008 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-581
1,100 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 246 kb


2008 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-580
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 200 kb


2008 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-579
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 197 kb


2008 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-578
1,100 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 226 kb


2008 Tall Fescue and Brome Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-577
1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 235 kb


2008 Orchardgrass Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-576
1,700 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 216 kb


2008 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-575
1,100 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 200 kb


2008 Red and White Clover Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-574
1,750 printed copies | 10 pages | - | - | PDF: 230 kb


2008 Alfalfa Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-573
2,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 250 kb


2008 Kentucky Small Grains Variety Performance Test
7/11/2008 (new)

| PR-568
3,500 printed copies | 20 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,000 kb


2007 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
12/15/2007 (new)

| PR-563
1,100 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 165 kb


2007 Red and White Clover Report
12/15/2007 (new)

| PR-562
1,750 printed copies | 10 pages | - | - | PDF: 191 kb


2007 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/15/2007 (new)

| PR-561
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 143 kb


2007 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2007 (new)

| PR-560
1,000 printed copies | 7 pages | - | - | PDF: 148 kb


2007 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/12/2007 (new)

| PR-559
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 133 kb


2007 Tall Fescue Report
12/12/2007 (new)

| PR-558
1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 177 kb


2007 Orchardgrass Report
12/12/2007 (new)

| PR-557
1,700 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 162 kb


2007 Alfalfa Report
11/16/2007 (new)

| PR-556
2,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 205 kb


2007 Native Warm-Season Perrenial Grasses Report
11/15/2007 (new)

| PR-567
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 138 kb


2007 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
11/15/2007 (new)

| PR-566
2,500 printed copies | 16 pages | - | - | PDF: 265 kb


2007 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/15/2007 (new)

| PR-565
750 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 213 kb


2007 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
11/15/2007 (new)

| PR-564
1,100 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 211 kb


2007 Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test
7/11/2007 (new)

| PR-551
3,500 printed copies | 20 pages | - | - | PDF: 812 kb


2006 Long-Term Summary of Kentucky Forage Variety Trials
2/9/2007 (new)

| PR-550
2,500 printed copies | 16 pages | - | - | PDF: 253 kb


2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
1/26/2007 (reprinted)

| PR-547
1,200 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 242 kb


2006 Native Warm Season Perennial Grasses Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-549
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 136 kb


2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report, Tolerance to Horses
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-548
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 189 kb


2006 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-546
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 136 kb


2006 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-545
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 136 kb


2006 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-544
1,250 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 158 kb


2006 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-543
1,200 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 147 kb


2006 Orchardgrass Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-542
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 182 kb


2006 Tall Fescue Report
12/6/2006 (new)

| PR-541
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 184 kb


2006 Red and White Clover Report
12/6/2006 (new)

| PR-540
2,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | - | PDF: 197 kb


2006 Alfalfa Report
12/6/2006 (new)

| PR-539
2,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 212 kb


2006 Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test
7/15/2006 (new)

| PR-534
4,300 printed copies | 20 pages | - | - | PDF: 284 kb


2005 Orchardgrass Report
1/20/2006 (reprinted)

| PR-523
1,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 177 kb


2005 Alfalfa Report
1/20/2006 (reprinted)

| PR-522
1,800 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 450 kb


2005 Native Warm-Season Perennial Grasses Report
1/7/2006 (new)

| PR-532
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 206 kb


2005 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
1/7/2006 (new)

| PR-531
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 178 kb


2005 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
1/7/2006 (new)

| PR-530
1,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 243 kb


2005 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
1/5/2006 (new)

| PR-529
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 130 kb


2005 Annual and Perrenial Ryegrass Report
1/5/2006 (new)

| PR-528
1,250 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 187 kb


2005 Red and White Clover Report
1/5/2006 (new)

| PR-527
2,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | - | PDF: 206 kb


2005 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/30/2005 (new)

| PR-526
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 154 kb


2005 Timothy and Kentucky Bluegrass Report
12/15/2005 (new)

| PR-525
1,200 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 176 kb


2005 Tall Fescue Report
12/1/2005 (new)

| PR-524
1,750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 181 kb


2004 Native Warm Season Perennial Grasses Report
7/1/2005 (new)

| PR-516
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 106 kb


2004 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
2/20/2005 (new)

| PR-515
1,200 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 555 kb


2004 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
2/20/2005 (new)

| PR-514
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 284 kb


2004 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
2/20/2005 (new)

| PR-513
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 275 kb


2004 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
2/20/2005 (new)

| PR-512
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 538 kb


2004 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
2/1/2005 (new)

| PR-511
1,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 329 kb


2004 Tall Fescue Report
2/1/2005 (new)

| PR-510
1,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 279 kb


2004 Timothy Report
2/1/2005 (new)

| PR-509
1,200 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 183 kb


2004 Red and White Clover Report
1/30/2005 (new)

| PR-508
2,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | - | PDF: 648 kb


2004 Orchardgrass Report
1/30/2005 (new)

| PR-507
1,200 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 277 kb


2004 Alfalfa Report
1/30/2005 (new)

| PR-506
2,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 521 kb


2003 Red Clover Report
4/1/2004 (reprinted)

| PR-490
300 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 252 kb


2002 Red Clover Report
1/10/2003 (new)

| PR-473
3,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 102 kb


2001 Red Clover Report
8/1/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-454
500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 79 kb


Agronomy Research Report, 2002
6/30/2002 (new)

| PR-464
1,000 printed copies | 39 pages | - | - | PDF: 322 kb